Easy Phirni Parfait

Easy Phirni Parfait

What about a fancy Indian dessert for the Valentine’s day dinner? This phirni parfait is the perfect dessert to make on the special occasion of Valentine’s day. The delicious and creamy lotus seeds phirni is loaded with fresh fruits and the crunch of pistachio. Too good to be true! Phirni Parfait is one of those easy Indian food recipes that look extremely fancy and are super simple to prepare.

The best part of this recipe is it can be prepared in advance. Arrange in the serving glasses and keep in the fridge. Later, end a romantic dinner date with a delectable homemade Indian dessert. Add some romance to your Valentine’s Day menu with this easy Indian recipe that is so unique too.

You can make phirni parfait with the freshest of seasonal fruits available – strawberries, raspberries, mango, black grapes, peaches or cherries. For the crunch you can use bread croutons, chocolate cookies, or vanilla sponge cake. Phirni Parfait is one of those desserts that can be totally customised as per your liking. Treat your loved one to an intimate dinner and end your date night by indulging in this romantic dessert for two.


Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Yield: Serves for 2

1/2 Liter Full Cream Milk
1/3 Cup Makhana (Lotus Seeds)
1/2-Cup Sugar
1 Tbsp Ghee
1/2 Tsp saffron strands
1 tsp cardamom powder

Other Ingredients:
1 – 2 peaches/mango diced
1/4 Cup bread croutons
1/4 Cup diced apple
1/4 Cup pomegranate pearls
2 tbsp chopped pistachio

In a pan heat ghee and roast lotus seeds for 5 minutes.
Pulse in a blender once to make a coarse powder. Keep aside.
Soak saffron strands in a tablespoon of milk and put aside.
Take milk in a heavy bottomed pan. Add the saffron strands and cardamom powder.
Boil on low flame. Keep on stirring at regular intervals.
Once the milk is reduced to half the original amount add the lotus seed powder.
Allow the milk to simmer until it thickens and stir at regular intervals
Add the sugar, simmer the phirni for 2 – 3 minutes and then turn off the heat.
Allow the phirni to cool down completely. Keep it in the fridge until ready to serve.
Arrange it in the serving glasses. Layer the bread croutons, nuts, and fruits.
Serve Phirni Parfait chilled.

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